20 Years After It Was First Released, The Golden Compass is Now a Graphic Novel

Twenty years after it was first published, Philip Pullman‘s His Dark Materials trilogy is getting a nifty reboot. Today marks the release of a graphic novel version of The Golden Compass (with the rest of the trilogy coming soon):

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The Story of Jesus… from God’s Perspective

We’re all pretty familiar with the stories of Creation, and Noah’s Ark, and David & Goliath… but the Bible offers a detached view of its characters.

What would it look like if you could read the Bible from God’s perspective?

That’s the gist of Chris Matheson‘s new book The Story of God: A Biblical Comedy about Love (and Hate) (Pitchstone Publishing, 2015):

In the excerpt below, Matheson tells us what God was thinking when it came to Jesus:

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CJ Werleman: I’m Totally Like Salman Rushdie Right Now

In case you still had any doubts as to CJ Werleman‘s credibility…

Right. Those blog posts calling Werleman out on the mounds of bullshit in his new book are the same thing as Islamist extremists attempting to kill a man by force.

(And seriously, how hard is it to spell someone’s name right?)

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CJ Werleman’s Shameless, Irresponsible Attempt to Describe “The New Atheist Threat”

There was a time when CJ Werleman was writing a number of books promoting atheism, with titles like God Hates You, Hate Him Back, Jesus Lied: He Was Only Human, and Atheists Can’t Be Republicans.

Then, he began taking the Ann Coulter and Donald Trump approach to atheism, using hyperbolic rhetoric to get attention and lashing out against anyone who criticized him, discrediting himself as a rational voice along the way. He’s compared Sam Harris to Pat Robertson, called the New Atheists “white supremacists,” said that Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins echo “religious crusaders who wish to cleanse the earth of opposing religious beliefs,” and blamed Harris and Dawkins for the Chapel Hill shootings earlier this year.

Things only got worse after he got caught committing plagiarism in a number of his articles. He later admitted screwing up, but not before falsely accusing Sam Harris of doing the same thing. (Harris debunked those accusations with ease.)

Werleman has now released a book called The New Atheist Threat: The Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists in which he calls New Atheism a “cult” that is “every bit as crude and racist as fascist, neo-Nazi, movements.”

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Revisiting the Tall Tales of Dr. Eben Alexander

Two years ago, Esquire‘s Luke Dittrich wrote a profile of Dr. Eben Alexander, the man who claimed to have visited Heaven while nearly dead, only to come back, write a book about it (Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife), and rake in the cash.

During the course of his reporting, Dittrich discovered that some of the most incredible moments in Alexander’s book could simply not have been true.

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